Hall of Fame - Athlete Category

Jill Mathez

Hall of Fame - Athlete Category
Basketball, Fast Pitch, Golf, Track & Field, Volleyball
Award Date
May 23, 2015
Glenlawn Collegiate

Jill attended Glenlawn Collegiate from 1979-81, where she was named Athlete of the Year in each of her high school years. She played golf, field hockey, softball, and participated in track, volleyball and basketball. She was selected as Volleyball MVP in grade 11 and basketball MVP in grade 12, and a Provincial all star in both volleyball and basketball in grade 12.  Jill earned a basketball scholarship to the U of Winnipeg Wesmen and helped her team reach the CIAU national championship on four occasions, winning two silver and one bronze medal.  Jill also excelled at fastball, playing for Smittys and other teams. She was also a hockey player and coach and became a hockey coach/mentor. She was involved with Manitoba’s top aboriginal teams as well, and recognized with the Tom Longboat award for coaching. Jill was appointed principal of Dakota Collegiate in 2011 and continues to be supportive of school athletic programs.